Thursday August 6, 2020

Praise for the ‘grit’ of business fails to win all over to complete package

Some business figures welcomed aspects of the July stimulus package, some wanted more in terms of grants, and others feel it is too frugal

26th July, 2020
Taoiseach Micheál Martin, Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise Leo Varadkar and Eamon Ryan, Minister for Climate Action, Communications Networks and Transport, at Dublin Castle. Picture: Julien Behal

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar took a moment to pay tribute to the business people of Ireland at the announcement last Thursday of the government’s July stimulus package. “Throughout this pandemic you have shown remarkable grit, determination and adaptability in the face of unprecedented challenges,” he said.

Following the unveiling of an unprecedented €5.2 billion cash stimulus, many of those lauded by Varadkar may have been minded to return the compliment,...

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